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Why Don’t You Understand?

Why Don’t You Understand? | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Communication is such a critical part of our lives. It has the power to make things happen or stop things from happening. In our daily lives, we often forget the power of communication—particularly its more subtle forms, such as nonverbal communication (gestures, facial expressions, body posture, etc).

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The 12 Golden Rules of Great Conversations

The 12 Golden Rules of Great Conversations | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

How to have great conversation. Learn the 12 rules to great conversation and improve your social skills.

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19 Tips and Tricks on How To Read People

19 Tips and Tricks on How To Read People | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

There are a lot of ways to figure out what's churning in someone's brain -- you just have to know what to look for.


Though there aren't any universally dependable signs, a combination of signals may give a person away.


But no matter what, there's always room for error. . .

 

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Are "Thank You" and "Sorry" Stunting You Professionally?

Are "Thank You" and "Sorry" Stunting You Professionally? | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

One of the most valuable things my father ever told me was that it pays to be nice. That’s how he established connections and networked, maintained a social life, and earned fat tips as a New York City cab driver in the late sixties and early seventies.


If I always kept my friendly disposition, he said, I’d excel professionally and personally.

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How to Be an Outstanding Communicator

How to Be an Outstanding Communicator | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

The message from recruitment agencies, employer surveys and the like is familiar, loud and clear: you must be an outstanding communicator if you want to get to the top of your profession. . .

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Your Communications May Not Be Communicating

Your Communications May Not Be Communicating | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Have you ever been in an organization where communication was not an issue? If so, you're the exception rather than the rule.


Large organizations in particular have always struggled with the challenges of communications. In fact, the concept of span of control — a decades-old organizational design principle — was derived originally from communications research analyzing supervisors' interactions with various numerical sets of subordinates. For example,  . . .

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Test Yourself: How Good Are Your Communication Skills?

Test Yourself: How Good Are Your Communication Skills? | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Take this test to see how well you communicate, then use our tools and strategies to improve your communications skills.
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18 Common Phrases to Avoid in Conversation

18 Common Phrases to Avoid in Conversation | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Some things should never be said. Here, how to avoid putting your foot in your mouth—and what to say instead. . .

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Nine Do's and Don'ts for Dealing with the Disgruntled

Nine Do's and Don'ts for Dealing with the Disgruntled | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

In a volatile world, anxiety and uncertainty make people a little testy. Cranky people can drag everyone else down by spreading negativity and sowing seeds of doubt just when leaders need commitment.


And when everyday crankiness is exacerbated by performance problems, then the merely grumpy can become disgruntled former employees out to do damage to the team. . .

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Learning to Speak Body Language

Learning to Speak Body Language | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

I recently had a conversation with a client of mine who is an international niche expert in his field and very academic, but may not be as comfortable in other aspects of business, such as the ability to communicate and connect with others.


We discussed the importance of communicating with his own clients and what he portrays when conversing with them. I reminded him that the way he interacts with clients and represents himself reflects on his brand and ability to garner business. . .

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Robert Plutchik's: Psycho Evolutionary Theory of Basic Emotions

Robert Plutchik's: Psycho Evolutionary Theory of Basic Emotions | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
This infographic uses a chart and diagram to explain Robert Plutchik's: Psycho Evolutionary Theory of Basic Emotions.
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19 Things To Do During That Boring Meeting

19 Things To Do During That Boring Meeting | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Here's how to pass the hours during a meeting you shouldn't have attended -- but did.


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How to Read Virtual Body Language in Email

How to Read Virtual Body Language in Email | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
You can learn a lot from how people email, text, or chat online, just as you can read their voice and body language.

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Dare to Share: A New Culture of Collaboration in the Enterprise

Dare to Share: A New Culture of Collaboration in the Enterprise | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
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How Silence Changes the Communication Dynamic

How Silence Changes the Communication Dynamic | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Ever wonder what it would be like to remain quiet for an entire week? Not just less talking. I mean no talking. Total silence.


It’s a bit scary, no?


Well, I just completed such a week. I recently had throat surgery, and a week of total silence is what the doctor prescribed for convalescence. Problem is, besides being a big talker, I also do a lot of talking for a living, so this was doubly challenging. . .

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Gestures and Body Language Tutorial

Learn every gesture and body language cue in one video. Eye, hand, leg, arm, and mouth gestures are completely covered. Gestures and Body Language  . . .

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Strategies for Improving Listening Skills

Strategies for Improving Listening Skills | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Strategies for improving listening skills include paying attention to body language, focusing on word choice and listening to the tone of the words.


Notice changes in the way a person speaks to improve listening skills with advice from a business management consultant in this free video on listening skills. . .

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Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes

Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it


When difficult conversations turn toxic, it's often because we've made a key mistake: we've fallen into a combat mentality. This allows the conversation to become a zero-sum game, with a winner and a loser.


But the reality is, when we let conversations take on this tenor – especially at the office – everyone looks bad, and everyone loses. The real enemy is not your conversational counterpart, but the combat mentality itself. And you can defeat it, with strategy and skill. . .

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Better Risk Communication

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Consider two scenarios: Company A is a medical device maker that just released a new pacemaker. Its datasheet states that the device could fail once every 90 years. Its competitor, Company B, released its latest version a week before.
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17 Ways to Use Active Listening Techniques in Online Communication

17 Ways to Use Active Listening Techniques in Online Communication | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Business depends on communication, and communication is a two-way street. Not only do we need to develop the skill not just of making ourselves understood clearly and accurately, but we need to return the favor and put some effort into understanding the other person. . .

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Making "Small Talk" in the American Workplace

Making "Small Talk" in the American Workplace | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

How do you start a casual, social conversation with an American co-worker?


What kinds of topics are OK/not OK to talk about? How should I answer when someone asks, "How was your weekend?" . . .

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The Body Language of Collaboration

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Most leaders agree that effective collaboration is more important than ever in today’s turbulent business environment. But the collaboration so critical to organizations is being blocked by internal power struggles, by a lack of unified goals and rewards, by a self-preservation instinct that results in information hoarding — and, perhaps surprisingly, by the body language of leaders. . .

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You Never Learn Anything While You are Talking

You Never Learn Anything While You are Talking | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Building a business is all about building relationships, and one of the most important elements of a relationship is effective communication.


Communication doesn’t happen unless both parties practice the art of effective listening. Check to see if you are practicing the key disciplines of listening, . . .

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Getting Your Ideas Across in Meetings

Getting Your Ideas Across in Meetings | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Meetings are a great opportunity to present your ideas and become engaged in the decision-making process. Meetings often involve open-ended discussion among different types of people.


For this reason, there is no easy formula that will guarantee success. Instead, you need to develop a range of skills and techniques that will help you express your ideas clearly and tactfully. . .

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Listening Skills: Are You Really Hearing What Customers and Colleagues Are Saying to You?

Listening Skills: Are You Really Hearing What Customers and Colleagues Are Saying to You? | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Listening is one of the key ingredients of the most successful performers and the downfall of poor performers. This good article provides 6 tips to help you become a better listener.


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